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Betsy And the Emperor
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon Pulse
Publication date March 28, 2006
Pages 294
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416913368
ISBN-10 141691336X
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 7 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $5.99
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
When the British capture the great French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte he is exiled to the bleak island of St. Helena, where the only bright spot in Napoleon's life is the presence of the brave, headstrong, and intriguing young Betsy Balcombe. Reprint. description: Product Description: "Think, my dear -- just think what it will be like, to be known as the girl who freed the great Napoleon Bonaparte!"

Fourteen-year-old English girl Betsy Balcombe and her family have an unusual houseguest: Napoleon Bonaparte, former emperor of France and the most feared man on earth. Once lord and master to eighty-two million souls, now, in 1815, Napoleon is a captive of the British people. Stripped of his empire and robbed of his young family and freedom, he is confined to the forbidding, rat-infested island of St. Helena.

The one bright star in Napoleon's black sky is Betsy, a blazingly rebellious teenager whose family is reluctantly housing the notorious prisoner. Betsy is the only foreigner Napoleon's ever met who is not impressed by him -- and Napoleon is more than intrigued.

An unexpected alliance is formed. And a remarkable friendship between emperor and girl spawns gossip, and inspires Betsy to hatch a daring and dangerous scheme that could threaten both their lives and shake entire empires to their foundations.

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With Staton Rabin | Reprint edition from Simon Pulse (March 28, 2006)
9781416913368 | details & prices | 294 pages | 4.00 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.35 lbs | List price $5.99
About: In 1815 on the remote island of Saint Helena, fourteen-year-old Betsy Balcombe develops a friendship with Napoleon Bonaparte who, after his defeat at Waterloo, is brought there as an exile and is housed with her family.
With Staton Rabin | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 16, 2008)
9781435280434 | details & prices | 294 pages | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99

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